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The International Legal Framework for International Financial Regulation

Kern Alexander, Rahul Dhumale and John Eatwell

in Global Governance of Financial Systems

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195166989
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199783861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166989.003.0005
 The International Legal Framework for International Financial Regulation

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This chapter assesses the current international legal framework that governs international monetary and financial relations. The international economic organizations with responsibility in these areas are the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The chapter also examines the two major regional trade agreements that govern cross-border trade in financial services and capital flows: the European Community's treaty regime and legislative framework and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Keywords: international economic organizations; International Monetary Fund; World Bank; World Trade Organization; European Community; NAFTA

Chapter.  24947 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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